Tim Holtz

Goodbye and good luck

I made a new friend at work recently … but she’s upped and left me… for an opportunity she couldn’t pass up… so I guess I will forgive her!

Anyways I made her a card…

A painted background with some splatters of gold shimmer ink and then heat embossed the wildflower image on the top.

So wishing my friend all the best, knowing that of course she needs no luck as she will do just fine!

Entering this into the challenge of flowers at Patties creation challenge

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Baked Texture embossing powder, Derwent Line painter pens, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz, YouTube video

Using some masterboard pieces

When I got some new stash I had a play on camera and made this masterboard using the Seth Apter paints and embossing powders…

Well I finally got around to using some it.

I made a couple of cards using it and some other bits and pieces from the stash…

Card one features a butterfly stamped and embossed using the same Seth Apter embossing powders and a little tag and doily added for more texture and to make it very pretty!

Card 2 has a very very very embossed heart die cut on it and a black circle for contrast.

Absolutely adore the layers in the embossed heart. So scrummy!

So there is still some masterboard to use up but here are two of the finished pieces at least!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Paperartsy - Eclectica Lin Brown, Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz, Tim Holtz

Blue nature art journal page

Today I have an art journal page to share that I made a few weeks ago…

I added some distress stain onto some mixed media cardstock and then added texture paste through a Claritystamps stencil. I then added plenty of stamping and more ink around the edges.

I then added the sentiment to some scraps of bookprint.

I love the depth to the layers.

Next I added a tag I made separately using distress stains onto a canvas tag and then added another layer of tag which I used distress oxides to add colour and then added the stamping.

I added this to black cardstock to frame it and then found a page in my journal to add it to. I added some blue paint to the background with a baby wipe to add it like a wash.

Really happy with how this came out. Love all the layers and the how the different colours combined. And for those interested… here is the video of how I made it.

Originally this was supposed to be for a swap but the swap didn’t happen so happy to have this artwork for myself.

Happy crafting !

Catherine

Petal Palette, Ribbons, Tim Holtz, Watercolour paints

Shimmer watercolour cards

I bought some shimmer watercolours a little while ago and the first thing I did was make a couple of backgrounds… and finally I got round to making them into cards.

The top one I used some Tim Holtz stamps and also flicked a bit of the art alchemy sparks paint on for dimension and added sparkle. I mounted it onto a blue textured card and with a purple organza ribbon.

The next one I used the Petal Palette leaves stamp and kept it quite simple with some string and a brown background.

Love these shimmery paints and can imagine using them a lot!

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Art Alchemy paints, Artful Days Goodie Box, Deco art fluid acrylics, Distress oxide ink, fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Gelli Plate, Gorjuss, Inktense, Derwent, Masks/Stencils, Promarkers, Letraset, Sky's the Limit, Spectrum noir pencils, Tim Holtz, Trish Latimer

My favourites of 2017 pt 1

I see these little videos on YouTube with people celebrating their favourite supplies of the year… of course they are all affiliated so not entirely sure how much I trust their judgements so instead I thought I would share my favourites of 2017! 

Of course I couldn’t not mention ATCs given this year has been all about these small works of art.  I challenged myself to create 365 in the year and I exceeded the challenge by a long shot. 

I’ve made mixed media 3d cards, hand drawn cards, stamped cards and even pocket letters! I’ve participated in swaps all over the world and made most of my Christmas cards using ATCs as the toppers.  So my favourite artworks of the year…

I think these stick in my mind as favourites… so in no particular order…

Fairy cards

Halloween pocket letter

Work of art 

Alphabet ATCs

Hearts

Gorjuss girls

Seaside

I could go on… there were after all over 400 to choose from! So for now this will do. 

So my favourite supplies for making ATCs are… pretty much anything I can grab quickly and smaller sized stamps. 

Hope you enjoyed this little refresher on my ATC journey. 

Will be back with another favourites list of 2017 tomorrow if I get a chance.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

fresco finish paints, Paperartsy, Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Two more ATCs… well why stop now?

So yes I’ve finished the 365 challenge … but I still have some ATCs up my sleeve so to speak! 

Here are two Halloween ones which I am entering into the halloween challenge at alwaysfunchallenges.

Using Tim Holtz stamps and some fun different mediums I created these little ATCs … just because! 

So whilst the challenge is over the ATCs keep on coming! Enjoy! 

Happy crafting!

Catherine 

Masks/Stencils, Tim Holtz

Postcard swap… Happy halloween

So today’s post is a about a postcard I made several weeks ago for a swap for halloween…

I started with a base on which I added lots of the seedless preserves distress ink.  Then I took another piece of cardstock and added lots of orange and yellows.  Then I added distress glaze through a stencil and then added the ground espresso distress stain over the top. The distress glaze provided some resist but it wasn’t very precise.  But I didn’t mind I still like the effect. 

Next I tore the piece to add onto the top of the seedless preserves piece and glued it down. 

Then I started heat embossing… first the sentiment and spider in Black powder. Then I added the outline to the torn piece using the embossing pen and black powder. Then I added the stenxil back over the top and pressed versamark through and clear embossed… this provided some fab texture.  I think you can see it best on this closeup.

So I loved creating this spooky postcard and I hope the recipient enjoyed it too! 

Happy crafting!!!

Catherine